Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

As summer winds down, high schools across Ohio are opening their doors for yet another academic year.For the seniors, this school year signals an impo...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Focus onstudents atMadison-Plains

Focus onstudents atMadison-Plains

The start of the 2017-18 school year is finally upon us and the excitement is contagious. Students, staff and parents alike are eager to see old frien...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Worked with nine presidents

Worked with nine presidents

One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From L...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Gloria’s cool summer

Gloria’s cool summer

We are having the most pleasant summer that I can remember. I have always thought southern Illinois summers were a bit excruciating at times but so fa...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Changing things up

Changing things up

Do you periodically experience burnout? I think, no matter how good life is, just about everybody wants a change once in a while. Champagne and caviar...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Careful: Some people foods just aren’t good for dogs

Careful: Some people foods just aren’t good for dogs

My dog loves to sit under the table during dinner near the kids’ chairs in hopes of finding tidbits that may fall from their plates. I’ve ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Taxes: Some cutting remarks

Taxes: Some cutting remarks

Job number one for Congress is repealing Obamacare. But cutting taxes is a close second.Of course, the whole system needs an overhaul. We want to unle...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Charlottesville: No one gave peace a chance

Charlottesville: No one gave peace a chance

“No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders.” — Robert F. KennedyLet’s be clear about one thing: no one ...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Defense issuesimpactingcentral Ohio

Defense issuesimpactingcentral Ohio

Across Ohio, there are military bases that support our national security, and simultaneously create thousands of jobs and infuse our local economies. ...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Improving theeducation benefitsveterans have earned

Improving theeducation benefitsveterans have earned

At a time when it doesn’t seem like there’s much cooperation across the partisan divide, my bipartisan legislation to expand education opp...

August 14th, 2017 |